Catalog No. 699
Pittery or stoneware, relief, 2.5L, pewter lid.
“Tanze, liebe, trinke, singe,
denn das sind vier schöne Dinge.”
(Dance, love, drink, sing,
because those are four beautiful things.)
Franz Defregger (1835-1921) was a Munich artist and professor whose depictions of Tyrolean life have come to symbolize the genre and are often seen on beer steins. The central image is taken from an 1876 painting entitled “Der Zitherspieler” (The Zither Player).
See also Nos. 1589 and 1789.